Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting my web site and reviewing my privacy policy. Let me be clear about this policy. I will collect no personal information about you when you visit my web site unless you choose to provide that information.


Information Collected and Stored Automatically


If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site, read pages, or download information, the U.S. Senate will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. Here are some examples of the information the U.S. Senate tabulates regarding visits to Senate web sites:


  • The pages you visit.
  • The Internet domain from which you connect to us (for example, "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" if you connect from a university's domain);
  • The date and time you access our site;
  • The address of the web site that provided the link, if any, that was used to reach the Senate site


The U.S. Senate uses this information to help make the U.S. Senate's site more useful to visitors. The U.S. Senate does not use cookies or other means to track or record information about individuals and their visits, nor do I.


If You Send Us Personal Information


If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form and sending it to my office, we will use that information to respond to your message or to help us give you the information you have requested. We treat e-mails the same way we treat letters. If you e-mail me concerning a problem with a Federal Agency, requesting help with a casework matter, or expressing concern about a matter in the jurisdiction of a federal agency, it may be necessary for my office to share the information provided with the agency. Other than for these reasons or in the course of an authorized law enforcement investigation or emergency posing an imminent risk to public safety, my office will not share personal information sent through my web site with any organization or individual, unless you request it.


Links to Other Sites


My web site has links to other useful sites on the Internet, including sites of other government agencies and sites relating to Illinois. If you follow any link that takes you to a location that does not include '' in the address, you will have left the Senate web server and you will need to refer to that site's own privacy policy.


Click here to download the Privacy Act Release Form

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